Charitable Foundation Helps Medical Center Combat Obesity

PERTH AMBOY–The Investors Foundation, which supports non-proft programs that enrich the communities served by Investors Bank, has announced a $20,000 grant award to Jewish Renaissance Medical Center (JRMC) The grant is pledged over five years.

Now entering its 11th year of service, JRMC is the nation’s first faith-based Federally Qualified Health Center. It is the largest outpatient facility in Perth Amboy and the primary outpatient health provider for low-income families in the Central Jersey region. The grant will support the organization’s Building Healthy Communities (BHC) campaign, which was developed to fight the problem of obesity in children and adults.

The BHC program is a collaborative approach to addressing increasing obesity rates among low-income youths and adults through education, increased screening and identification of persons living with obesity, and improved access to care and resources to improve management of obesity and its co-morbidities,” said Jorge Cruz, director of Planning and Development at JRMC, “With this grant, we are nearing our goal to raise about $346,000 in support of this program ”

“We are grateful to have the continued support of the Investors Foundation,” added JRMC Chief Executive Officer Mark Roberts. “Their generosity has made them an important partner in the pursuit of our mission of service.”

“Every year, the more than 200 professionals at Jewish Renaissance Medical Center bring help and healing to more than 32,000 people and families,” said Investors Bank President and CEO Kevin Cummings, who also serves as a member of the Foundation’s board of trustees. “As the population living with obesity continues to increase in this region and nationwide, we’re glad to join JRMC in playing a role in improving awareness, education, and access to care.”

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